Wednesday, July 27, 2011

NurtureShock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children Fascinating; a must-read. Highly recommended.

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 I read this out loud to the boys; it didn't do anything for me.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell

Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith I really enjoyed this; very thought-provoking.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

A Discovery of Witches: A Novel

for/about teenagers : Twilight :: for/about academics : A Discovery of Witches

(And, honestly, this was nothing special.)

The Little Book of Economics by Greg Ip

The Little Book of Economics: How the Economy Works in the Real World (Little Books. Big Profits) Mildly interesting.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Free-Range Kids by Lenore Skenazy

Free-Range Kids, How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry) Funny and interesting.

There Is No Me Without You by Melissa Fay Greene

There Is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Her Country's Children Engaging, sobering, and nuanced.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley

Flags of Our Fathers An excellent, excellent book.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right by Jennifer Burns

Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right I'm certainly no fan of Rand's, but this was a very interesting book.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

Mudbound Outstanding. Highly recommended.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

A Fierce Radiance by Lauren Belfer

A Fierce Radiance: A Novel (P.S.) I enjoyed this. It was a little pulpy, but still.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Deadly Spin by Wendell Potter

Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans If you want to become spitting mad at the health insurance industry, this is the book for you!

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